Hi, my name is Maddie Taylor. I am from Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, and I am a freshman this year. I plan to major in Marketing, although I am in DUS for now. While I did not hate science during high school, it certainly was not the highlight of my day. Biology, chemistry, and physics were never my thing, however, I did enjoy AP environmental science my senior year. So, as I sat with my advisor trying to schedule my first semester of classes, I quickly eliminated just about every science that I had previous experience with, especially those with lab requirements. After about ten minutes of unsuccessful searching through LionPath for a science course, my advisor finally recommended that I take this class, SC200. I read the course description and I was immediately intrigued; I had finally found a science course that interests me! The added bonus was perhaps reading the words “this course assumes no background knowledge”, which convinced me that I should definitely take this course. I look forward to further developing my ability to think critically as well as my scientific knowledge overall.
Here is a link to the type of science articles that I can actually tolerate reading. (I love BuzzFeed)
As you may be able to tell from what I just told you, I am certainly not planning on becoming a science major. That would be a disaster. I always received decent grades in my science courses, however, they were usually my lowest grades out of all of my classes. Science and I do not seem to get along; it has never really clicked for me. My roommate here at PSU is a science major, and I can honestly say that every reading and assignment she tells me about just sound absolutely dreadful. I have always preferred humanities courses over math and science courses, and I know that my future career will not be enjoyable to me if it is science based. That being said, I have always enjoyed things that allow me to be creative and express myself. I love fashion and I work retail, so the business side of fashion is of great interest to me as a potential career option. While I do not have anything personal against science or science majors, I know that it is not my calling.